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Full name Unione Sportiva Cremonese S.p.A.
Nickname(s) La Cremo
I Grigiorossi (The Gray and Reds)
Le Tigri (The Tigers)
I Violini (The Violins)
Founded 24 March 1903; 121 years ago (1903-03-24)
Ground Stadio Giovanni Zini
Ground Capacity 20,641
Owner Giovanni Arvedi
President Paolo Rossi
Head coach Giovanni Stroppa
League Serie B
2022–23 19th of 20 (Relegated)

Unione Sportiva Cremonese, commonly referred to as Cremonese, is an Italian football club based in Cremona, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie B following their relegation from the top flight in the 2022–23 season.


Cremonese through the ages 2023
The performance of Cremonese in the Italian football league structure since the first season of a unified Serie A (1929/30)

Cremonese was in the Serie A in its first season, 1929–30, but entered a long period of decline, playing in the lower leagues before the late 1970s. By 1984, they had achieved promotion to Serie A, with one-year spells in 1984–85, 1989–90 and 1991–92.

Cremonese had a more successful run in the 1992–93 Anglo-Italian Cup, beating Bari 4–1 in the semi-final, and Derby County 3–1 in the final at the old Wembley Stadium. Cremonese's scorers were Corrado Verdelli, Riccardo Maspero and Andrea Tentoni, with Derby's goal scored by Marco Gabbiadini.

Under Luigi Simoni, Cremonese returned to Serie A in the 1993–94 season. With defenders Luigi Gualco and Corrado Verdelli, midfield playmaker Riccardo Maspero, and forwards Andrea Tentoni and Matjaž Florijančič, Cremonese played Serie A with a 10th-place finish in 1993–94, but would be relegated in the 1995–96 season.

Relegation resulted in the club moving down to Serie C2 by 2000 and remaining in mid-table positions for four years, before achieving promotion back into Serie C1 and then Serie B for the 2005-2006 season. Giovanni Dall'Igna, another defender from the Serie A years, returned to the club. However, Cremonese were relegated to Serie C1 in the 2005–06 season. Cremonese have tried to return to Serie B since. In the 2009–10 season they were beaten by Varese in the promotion play-off final (2–1 on aggregate). Eventually they succeeded in 2017. In the 2021–22 Serie B, Cremonese finished second to earn promotion to the 2022–23 Serie A. Despite achieving promotion, coach Fabio Pecchia resigned from his post.


Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Fallou Sarr
4 Italy DF Luca Marrone (on loan from Lecco)
5 Italy DF Luca Ravanelli
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Charles Pickel
7 Uruguay FW César Falletti
8 Italy MF Michele Collocolo
9 Italy FW Daniel Ciofani
10 Italy FW Cristian Buonaiuto
11 Ghana FW Felix Afena-Gyan
13 Italy DF Alessandro Tuia
15 Italy DF Matteo Bianchetti
17 Italy DF Leonardo Sernicola
18 Italy DF Paolo Ghiglione
19 Italy MF Michele Castagnetti
No. Position Player
20 Argentina MF Franco Vázquez
21 Italy GK Gianluca Saro
22 Denmark GK Andreas Jungdal
26 Bulgaria DF Valentin Antov (on loan from Monza)
31 Italy DF Yuri Rocchetti
32 Argentina MF Gonzalo Abrego (on loan from Godoy Cruz)
33 Italy DF Giacomo Quagliata
37 Slovenia MF Žan Majer
44 Georgia (country) DF Luka Lochoshvili
71 Norway FW Dennis Johnsen
74 Italy FW Frank Tsadjout
90 Italy FW Massimo Coda (on loan from Genoa)
97 Italy GK Alessandro Livieri (on loan from Pisa)
98 Italy FW Luca Zanimacchia

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Italy GK Federico Agazzi (at Alcione until 30 June 2024)
Austria DF Emanuel Aiwu (at Birmingham City until 30 June 2024)
Italy DF Luca Munaretti (at Renate until 30 June 2024)
Senegal DF Maissa Ndiaye (at Železničar Pančevo until 30 June 2024)
Italy DF Lorenzo Bernasconi (at Atalanta until 30 June 2024)
Italy DF Mattia Scaringi (at Olbia until 30 June 2024)
Italy DF Daniel Frey (at Pro Vercelli until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Christian Acella (at Giana Erminio until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Andrea Bertolacci (at loan to Fatih Karagümrük until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Alessio Brambilla (at loan to Gubbio until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Francesco Cerretelli (at Carrarese until 30 June 2024)
No. Position Player
Italy MF Matteo Ghisolfi (at Cerignola until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Tommaso Milanese (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Filippo Nardi (at Benevento until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Fausto Perseu (at Latina Calcio until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Joshua Tenkorang (at Foggia until 30 June 2024)
Italy MF Luca Valzania (at Ascoli until 30 June 2024)
Italy FW Alberto Basso Ricci (at loan to Lumezzane until 30 June 2024)
Italy FW Blue Mamona (at Vis Pesaro until 30 June 2024)
Italy FW Marco Zunno (at loan to Messina until 30 June 2024)
Ivory Coast FW Cedric Gondo (at loan to Reggiana until 30 June 2024)
Nigeria FW David Okereke (at loan to Torino until 30 June 2024)

Former players

Some of the famous players who played for Cremonese include:

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Italy Giovanni Stroppa
Assistant coach Italy Andrea Guerra
Fitness coach Italy Fabio Allevi
Fitness coach Italy Andrea Primitivi
Fitness coach Italy Giovanni Saffioti
Goalkeeper coach Italy Nicola Dibitonto
Goalkeeper coach Italy Andrea Sardini
Technical coach Italy Giuseppe Brescia
Rehab coach Italy Cristian Freghieri
Match analyst Italy Vittorio Vona
Head of medical staff Italy Dott. Diego Giuliani
Club doctor Italy Dott. Alberto Gheza
Physiotherapist Italy Carlo Bentivoglio
Italy Augusto Bagnoli
Italy Lorenzo Franchi
Italy Davide Mazzoleni
Italy Gian Paolo Fagni
Team Manager Italy Federico Dall’Asta
Sporting director Italy Simone Giacchetta
Secretary Italy Francesca Cremaschi


US Cremonese honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Serie C 3 1935–36 (Girone B), 1941–42 (Girone B), 1976–77 (Girone A)
Serie C1 1 2004–05 (Girone A)
Serie D 1953–54 (Girone C), 1970-71 (Girone B)
Prima Categoria 1967–68 (Girone B)
Worldwide Anglo-Italian Cup 1992–93

Divisional movements

Series Years Last Promotions Relegations
A 8 2022–23 Decrease 5 (1930, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1996)
B 31 2021–22 Increase 5 (1984, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2022) Decrease 7 (1935, 1938, 1951, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2006)
2016–17 Increase 7 (1936, 1942, 1977, 1981, 1998, 2005, 2017)
Increase 1 (2004 C2)
Decrease 1 (1999 C1)
Decrease 3 (1952, 1967, 1969)
86 out of 91 years of professional football in Italy since 1929
D 5 1970–71 Increase 3 (1954, 1968, 1971) Never

See also

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